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Vernick Fish Spotlights Sustainable Farmers with Summer Oyster Series

Vernick Fish 1876 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA

From August 11th to September 3 and in collaboration with beloved farmers Island Creek Oysters (Duxbury, MA), Vernick Fish will serve an oyster tasting featuring a half-dozen oysters with a seasonal beverage pairing by the bar team to complement the briny and sweet spectrum of the east coast’s most celebrated oysters. Under the direction of Vernick Fish Chef de Cuisine, Andrew Parassio, the tasting series will change weekly to feature a different oyster farm recommended by Island Creek, such as Barnstable, Massachusetts, and the Damariscotta River in Maine. Guests who join weekly will experience an educational culinary journey, learning about

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Empanadas with Jezabel Careaga

Central Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia: Culinary Literacy Center 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA

Take a culinary journey to Northwest Argentina with Jezabel Careaga!Join Jezabel for an intimate, hands-on empanada class to learn how to prepare one of her favorite signature empanadas: Leek & Cheese!Come and learn all the secrets of Northwest Argentine empanadas and spices. Learn to fill and crimp your empanadas. While the empanadas bake, we will prepare a salad to enjoy with our warm empanadas.This class is vegetarian friendly, with vegan options available. Please notify us in advance with any dietary restrictions.All proceeds from ticket sales go towards supporting the Culinary Literacy's Center programs for youth, neighborhood engagement, and English language

Interweave Bead Fest

Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square, 25 South Queen Street, Lancaster, PA, 17603, United States

Bead Fest is back! After a pandemic hiatus, the nation’s largest bead and jewelry show is returning August 17-20, 2022, at the Lancaster County Convention Center. Bead Fest will feature the educational workshops and unique bead show shopping you’ve come to expect, along with entertaining new events. It’s going to be a great place for the beading and jewelry community to meet up, celebrate 20 years of Bead Fest, and shop with 125+ vendors. Choose from 115+ workshops with your favorite instructors and techniques including bead weaving, metalsmithing, kumihimo, metal clay, polymer, and more. A special, new Getting Started series

Paddle the Lakes! Guided Kayak Tour of FDR Park

FDR Park Boathouse 1500 Pattison Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Did you know that FDR is the only park with publicly accessible lakes and an active boating program? Come see for yourself by joining our guided kayak tour of the three connected bodies of water: Pattison Lagoon, Edgewood Lake, and Hollander Creek. Kayaking on the flat waters of “The Lakes” is a serene, yet exciting experience. Moving calmly through the water lets you closely observe an array of wildlife, especially the variety of bird species. An always great sight is the great blue heron who has made the rowboats in the middle of the lake its preferred park perch! Tour

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Germantown Farmers Market

Germantown Farmers Market 5501 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

The Germantown Farmers Market reopened on May 21st, 2022! Visit the market weekly on Saturdays from 10am - 2pm and support local farms, artisan vendors, and food trucks!

7th Annual Clay Fest 2022

The Clay Studio 1425 N American Street, Philadelphia, PA

Celebrate clay and community with a fun day of muddy festivities in our new home in South Kensington! Join us for hands-on activities for all ages, wheel throwing demos, a group sculpture extravaganza, artist projects, an ice cream social, screen printing totes, and music! LOCATION: 1425 N. American St, Phila 19122 across from the Crane Arts Building. Sponsored by PNC Arts Alive. ALL-DAY ACTIVITIES 12 PM - 4 PM 12 PM - 4 PM: Guest Artist Project with Ibrahim Said Learn about Islamic patterning from featured artist Ibrahim Said. 12 PM - 4 PM: Guest Artist Project with George Rodriguez Leave your

Walk with Me

Whitaker Ave and Loudon St, Philadelphia PA 19120, Whitaker Ave and Loudon St, Philadelphia, PA, 19120, United States

Let’s take a healthy stroll in the park together! Join your neighbors every Saturday morning for a healthy and empowering stroll on the Tacony Creek Park trail. On Saturdays, we meet from 9:30am–10:30am near Tacony Creek Park. All are welcome to join us for this free walking group. The trail is a paved, fairly flat Circuit Trail; all ages and abilities are encouraged to join us. Please bring a face mask and keep six feet away from other attendees. Attendees can walk in to participate or email doryan@ttfwatershed.org.

Trees to See Walk

Stoneleigh: A Natural Garden, 1829 East County Line Road, Villanova, PA, 19085, United States

From whispering hemlocks to weeping katsura, Stoneleigh boasts a trove of treasured trees. In fact, Stoneleigh is home to eight trees that are among the 10 largest of their respective species in the state, including one state champion. Join Natural Lands staff on a walking tour to learn about the history and horticulture of the garden’s big trees.

Creek Nature Series: “Creek Study Part 2”

332 Tookany Creek Parkway , Cheltenham Township, PA 19012, 332 Tookany Creek Parkway, Cheltenham, PA, 19012, United States

Depending on how calm or wild the Creek is that day we will either explore the physical and chemical characteristics of the Tookany Creek or collect and evaluate the organisms that live in the water. These can show us the general health of the Creek. You must wear boots, old sneakers, or water shoes if you want to go into the Creek. Or you can stand on the bank and participate from there. For ages 6 through adult. Meet in the parking lot at the Central Ave. end of the Parkway. Join environmental educator Judith Gratz as she explores a

Crop Swap & Seed Exchange

Market Square Market Square, Philadelphia, PA

Share what you have an take something home!This will be our first crop swap. Think of it as an old fashioned trading post, but informal. We will have tables and coolers for the items, and folks can take whatever they'd like. If you've been to one of our other swaps (for clothing, household items, and so on) it will be the same style of event. Abundance not scarcity. If you're part of a community garden, consider letting other gardeners know they can bring their excess harvests here, if they won't be able to use them! This event is at THE

FABSCRAP PHL Volunteer Session: Saturday, August 20, PM session

BOK 1901 S Ninth St., Unit 601A, Philadelphia, PA

FABSCRAP needs your help to save designer textiles from landfills! It's easy to learn, fun to do, and a safe way to help out.FABSCRAP Philly needs your help to save designer textiles from landfill! Volunteers will sort through fabric samples and swatches, separating fabric from paper headers and folding large, usable fabric to be saved for reuse.FABSCRAP Philly is committed to keeping our volunteers, community, and team safe:Masks are required to enter the FABSCRAP warehouse.Volunteer stations are spaced at least 6 feet apartCleaning and sanitizing of volunteer stations and frequently touched surfaces will take place between all volunteer sessionsThe FABSCRAP

TAKE A HIKE on the Trolley Trail!

Chamounix Hostel 3250 Chamounix Dr, Philadelphia, PA

Explore the physical remains of what is now a hidden trolley network along this 4-mile loop hike. DATE Sunday, August 21, 2022 TIME 10:00am - 12:30pm LOCATION Chamounix Hostel 3250 Chamounix Dr Philadelphia, PA 19131 The Fairmount Park Trolley operated in East & West Park from 1896-1946 providing a reliable and enjoyable means of accessing park amenities. Explore the physical remains of what is now a hidden trolley network including massive stone tunnels and bridge abutments along this 4 mile loop hike led by Kevin Roche. Fairmount Park Conservancy–along with its key partners at Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (PPR) and

Kayak Tour

Glen Foerd 5001 Grant Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Come join us at Glen Foerd this summer as we explore the beautiful Delaware River by kayak.Looking for a new adventure? Come join us at Glen Foerd this summer as we explore the beautiful Delaware River by kayak. Kayak excursions will be led by professionally certified guides and are appropriate for all levels of experience. The tour will include an introduction to the basics of paddling and an overview of safety protocols. Our exploration will be in tandem kayaks, so grab a buddy and come join us! Cost: $70/$60 members per kayak* Requirements: All participants must have a signed waiver

Daytime Dates: D.I.Y. Herb Infused Cooking Oil

Bring your someone special to The Greenery this weekend and learn to make Herb Infused Cooking Oil! Are you looking for a fun, creative and relaxing outing for Date Night?! FarmerJawn Greenery has got you covered. This weekend at The Greenery we’ll be dipping into the world of Culinary Arts and the relationship between agriculture. We’ll walk you through a hands-on demonstration, where you’ll be making your very own infused cooking oil with our farm-fresh herbs and get to take home a sample as well! Don’t miss out on this awesome chance to get a taste of FarmerJawn and a

Cannabis Farm Tour and P3 Campaign Launch at Wild Fox Farm

Wild Fox Farm 5015 Longview Ln, Barto, PA

Join us on August 21st for a tour of Wild Fox Farm’s Cannabis crop and processing facility, a farm-to-plate dinner and the launch of our P3 (Pot Profits for Pennsylvanians) campaign! Farm Dinner Menu (included in price of ticket) Grilled Wild Fox Farm pasture-raised pork sausages Wild Fox Farm field salad Wild Fox Farm grown Cherry tomato salad Wild Fox Farm roasted potatoes Apple Ridge Farm baked goods made from Wild Fox organic flour Wild Fox Provisions Hemp Tea Schaylor Brewing Co. Hemp beer Locally distilled cocktails, Wild Fox CBD products and farm stand produce will be available for purchase.

Stories of FDR: A Nature-Writing Summer Camp

FDR Park South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA

Calling all 5th–7th graders! Join us for a nature-writing camp in Philadelphia's historic FDR Park!In "Stories of FDR,” rising 5th–7th graders will spend the week creating writing inspired by the nature and history of FDR Park. Campers will explore the significance of this land using a range of different nature-writing genres, spanning from haiku to futuristic fiction. Together, instructors and campers will write stories about the land’s transformation and how they contribute to the landscape of nature.If the cost of attendance poses a financial barrier to you, we have full and partial scholarships available! Email info@cosmicwriters.org to ask about scholarships.

Woodlands Orchard Work Day

POP Learning Orchard at The Woodlands 4000 Woodland Ave Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States

Join Philadelphia Orchard Project for an orchard volunteer work day.

Propagation Station

PHS Pop Up Garden 106 Jamestown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Learn various techniques for how to propagate your favorite house plants.Interested in learning how to create new plants out of the ones you already have? In this class, we’ll review all the necessary steps to properly propagate indoor plants and introduce you to the best way to cut various types of plants (fiddle leaf figs, monsteras, succulents, and more), which vessels to place them in, and how to transition the cutting from water to soil. You’ll go home with 4 new cuttings to help turn your home into the plant jungle you've been wishing for! Registration is required.Registration closes at

RESCHEDULED: Delaware River Cleanup @ Frankford Boat Launch

Frankford Boat Launch 5501 Tacony Street, Philadelphia, PA

Updated date! Please join us for this rescheduled summer cleanup of the Delaware River!This cleanup has been rescheduled for 8/23 (previously 7/21, postponed due to heat emergency in Philadelphia). Please join us for this summer cleanup event! Please join United By Blue for a fun-filled Community Cleanup Event by volunteering to clean up your local waterway. The focus of the day will be cleaning up litter and debris from the shoreline of Philadelphia's own Delaware River. This could include the removal of items as large as tires and abandoned household furniture to as small as pesky microplastics and ever-abundant snack

FABSCRAP PHL Volunteer Session: Wednesday, August 24, AM session

BOK 1901 S Ninth St., Unit 601A, Philadelphia, PA

FABSCRAP needs your help to save designer textiles from landfills! It's easy to learn, fun to do, and a safe way to help out.FABSCRAP Philly needs your help to save designer textiles from landfill! Volunteers will sort through fabric samples and swatches, separating fabric from paper headers and folding large, usable fabric to be saved for reuse.FABSCRAP Philly is committed to keeping our volunteers, community, and team safe:Masks are required to enter the FABSCRAP warehouse.Volunteer stations are spaced at least 6 feet apartCleaning and sanitizing of volunteer stations and frequently touched surfaces will take place between all volunteer sessionsThe FABSCRAP

Sunset Kayak Cruise on the FDR Lakes

FDR Park Boathouse 1500 Pattison Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Join our evening guided kayak tour of the three connected bodies of water: Pattison Lagoon, Edgewood Lake, and Hollander Creek. DATE Wednesday, August 24, 2022 TIME 6:30pm - 8:00pm LOCATION FDR Park Boathouse 1500 Pattison Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19145 Did you know that FDR is the only park with publicly accessible lakes and an active boating program? Come see for yourself by joining our evening guided kayak tour of the three connected bodies of water: Pattison Lagoon, Edgewood Lake, and Hollander Creek. Kayaking on the flat waters of “The Lakes” with the warm glow of the setting sun is a serene,

Native Seed Collection

Chanticleer, a pleasure garden 786 Church Road, Wayne, PA

Learn which plants you can collect seed from, the best timing and seed treatment after collection, and more.Collecting seeds from native plants in your garden is an ecologically friendly gardening practice that is also an inexpensive way of replicating plants in your garden. Learn which plants you can collect seed from, the best timing and seed treatment after collection, and more. During this walk, Chanticleer Horticulturist Przemek Walczak will discuss his favorite native plants to propagate and students will have an opportunity to try their hand at seed collection. Instructor BioPrzemek Walczak has been a Chanticleer Horticulturist since 1996. Over

Art & Mindfulness Workshop (8/24)

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon, PA

Dabble in multimedia in an inspiring outdoor setting!Art & Mindfulness WorkshopWednesdays, August 24, 6:00 – 7:30 pm*Workshops also scheduled for: July 20, 27 August 3, 10 and 17Presented by Nicola Loughlin, Owner and Artist, Entwined-ActionCreatively unwind through art with this Art & Mindfulness Workshop! Join Nicola Loughlin to explore different techniques and processes through a range of inspirational & fun concepts. From felt tip and ink to clay and watercolor, there’s always something new to try amid the tranquil surroundings at Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens. Learn techniques that last far beyond the program and give you a creative outlet that

Tacony Creek Park Keepers Meeting

PA

Do you care about Tacony Creek Park? Join us for our monthly park friends group meeting! Share your thoughts and ideas with other park neighbors and hear updates on programs and events. Preregistration required. Contact Malcolm@ttfwatershed.org to register or with any questions or agenda items!

Summer Series

Glen Foerd 5001 Grant Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Join us this summer on the last Thursday of every month from May through September for an evening of family fun. This month there will be food from Volcano Tacos Food Truck, music by Birdie Busch, lawn games, and teaching artist Richie Wilde Lopez will be creating block prints with visitors. Come and enjoy the grounds now featuring an outdoor audio tour accessible by QR codes. The Main House will be open for free self-guided tours as well. A variety of drinks will be availbe from brewing and distilling collective, Mutual Respect, and Mad Wild Wine. Donations are appreciated but

¡BAILAR en FDR! Salsa Class & Social Dance

FDR Park Boathouse 1500 Pattison Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Want to learn how to dance salsa and bachata? ¡Vamos a bailar en FDR! Join us every 2nd & 4th Friday at the historic boathouse overlooking the park’s central lake. Experience culture, meet new people, and discover a fun and enjoyable way to keep yourself fit by moving your feet. Hosted by DJ Val Flores & Philly Outdoor Bachata & Salsa. Tickets are for an hour dance lesson from 7:00-8:00 pm PLUS the social dance from 8:00-11:00 pm! Lesson is from an experienced instructor, who will accommodate all levels. TICKET PRICES:  Pay what you can- $10, $15, or $20 (per person) MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS: If Philadelphia’s

Final Fridays at the Rail Park

The Rail Park 1300 Noble Street, Philadelphia, PA

Friends of the Rail Park presents: Final Fridays at the Rail Park! Every last Friday of the month from May to September.

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Germantown Farmers Market

Germantown Farmers Market 5501 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

The Germantown Farmers Market reopened on May 21st, 2022! Visit the market weekly on Saturdays from 10am - 2pm and support local farms, artisan vendors, and food trucks!

Walk with Me

Whitaker Ave and Loudon St, Philadelphia PA 19120, Whitaker Ave and Loudon St, Philadelphia, PA, 19120, United States

Let’s take a healthy stroll in the park together! Join your neighbors every Saturday morning for a healthy and empowering stroll on the Tacony Creek Park trail. On Saturdays, we meet from 9:30am–10:30am near Tacony Creek Park. All are welcome to join us for this free walking group. The trail is a paved, fairly flat Circuit Trail; all ages and abilities are encouraged to join us. Please bring a face mask and keep six feet away from other attendees. Attendees can walk in to participate or email doryan@ttfwatershed.org.

Remnant plants of Andorra Nursery with Trish Fries

Forbidden Drive at Northwestern Avenue Forbidden Drive and Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Meet at Northwestern Ave. Kiosk on Forbidden Drive Hike the trails of the Andorra Natural Area and search for remaining plants and signs of the Andorra Nurseries-once the largest nursery on the east coast. We’ll look for rows of lined-out trees, walk old nursery roads, discover exotic and old specimen trees. Well behaved dogs are permitted. Distance: 2 Miles Level: Moderate (some inclines and declines, uneven surfaces) Audience: Adults only Registration is required for all hikes so that participants can be informed of weather or other emergency cancellations. If you or anyone in your household are exhibiting COVID-19 systems, please

SANITATION SITUATION: Benefit with Yafavtrashman x Lobo Mau to Clean Philly

Lobo Mau 700 South 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA

Hosted at Lobo Mau, Yafavtrashman is fundraising $12,000 to remove 100 TONS OF ILLEGALLY-DUMPED TRASH from our wonderful city!On Saturday August 27th, 2pm-8pm, Lobo Mau and Yafavtrashman will be hosting a big party to support him and his team in removing 100 tons of trash from Kensington! We'll have live music, drinks, and food. If we all chip in, we can make a difference! Donations will go directly to Yafavtrashman's nonprofit, Trash2Treasure, and from there Terrill and his team will make it happen! Click here to donate what you wish. Whether you can make it or not, we'd love your

SoUL REgeneration: Healing for Growers

Cope House at Awbury Arboretum 1 Awbury Road, Philadelphia, PA

SoUL REgeneration : A safe healing space for women and non-binary growers of color. When was the last time you tended to YOUR sacred garden?SoUL REgeneration : A safe healing space for women and non-binary growers and urban farmers of color.To our hardest working land and food stewards: When was the last time you tended to YOUR sacred garden?This event is to give some much needed tender loving care to women and people of marginalized genders of color who are land and food stewards. We encourage you to take a moment to exhale for yourself, and indulge in healing by

West Park Bird Hike with Holger

Belmont Plateau Cross Country Course Montgomery Drive, Philadelphia, PA

LOCATION Belmon Plateau Cross Country Course Montgomery Drive Philadelphia, PA 19131 Join experienced bird watcher and trip leader Holger Pflicke for a brisk bird hike on the Trolley Trail! West Fairmount Park is an excellent location to connect with nature and its large woods provide a great opportunity to get one closer to the 10,000-steps-a-day goal. This time of year, Philly’s green spaces are once again bustling with returning breeding birds and stopover migrants. The park will be no different, with woodpeckers, sparrows, thrushes and warblers abound. Our goal will be to walk about 3 miles on various terrain with

Kids Nature Hike with Anne Williams

Houston Meadow Houston Meadow, Philadelphia

Meet at Houston Meadow Join Anne in sharing the sites, sounds, and feeling of exploring nature in the Wissahickon. This short hike for kids 3-6 years old will include some fun group activities and sharing, guided observations, perhaps a song or story, and the joy of being outside in the fresh air together! Terrain may be rocky so strollers are discouraged and dogs are not permitted. We will keep our time to 60-90 minutes. Distance: 1 Mile Level: Moderate (some inclines and declines, uneven surfaces) Audience: All ages Registration is required for all hikes so that participants can be informed

Gal Pals Meetup at Chestnut Hill Brewing Company

Chestnut Hill Brewing Company 8231 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Meetup for food, drinks, & socializing to benefit animal rescues! 100% of profits will be donated.Come join us in the SUBURBS for a fun evening of vegan food, drinks, and socializing all for a good cause! 100% of ticket sales will be split between Tiny Paws Dog Rescue in Bristol, Pa and Shelter Ugolyok in Ukraine. No refunds. All funds will be given to animal rescues!

Cycling for Our Future

Penn State Great Valley: School of Graduate Professional Studies 30 East Swedesford Road, Malvern, PA

Learn more about the health and environmental benefits of biking and trail use, and the latest updates on the Chester Valley Trail system!Bike riding is not only a fantastic way to improve your physical and mental health, but also the health of the planet! Unlike cars, bikes do not release harmful emissions, nor do they require harmful chemicals (like antifreeze). Moreover, the development of roads requires the destruction of green space, and creates water runoff that contributes to ground and water pollution. Riding a bike reduces traffic and noise pollution, improving mental health and communities. Philadelphia is the top bicycle

Science on Tap: Invisible Trash

Ship Bottom Brewery - Blendery & Barrel House 5 Park Avenue, Swarthmore, PA

Join us for a night of science and beer!Invisible Trash: Are Microplastics and Drugs in our Local Streams?Spoiler alert: Yes! Just one watershed in Baltimore, MD contributes more than 50,000 doses of antidepressants to the Chesapeake Bay each year and a single gallon of snowmelt from Chester County can bring dozens of microplastic particles into local streams.Join us to learn more about microplastics in the snow, water, and insects of Pennsylvania streams and the sources and dynamics of pharmaceuticals in streams around Baltimore, MD. Find out how our choices and behaviors contribute to this kind of pollution and small changes

FABSCRAP PHL Volunteer Session: Wednesday, August 31, PM *QUIZZO* session

BOK 1901 S Ninth St., Unit 601A, Philadelphia, PA

Join our FABSCRAP QUIZZO sessions for a chance to win a limited upcycled FABSCRAP hoodie!FABSCRAP Philly needs your help to save designer textiles from landfill! Volunteers will sort through fabric samples and swatches, separating fabric from paper headers and folding large, usable fabric to be saved for reuse. During our last summer game of the season, volunteers will play FABSCRAP Trivia, and prove their knowledge of FABSCRAP's operations and sorting process! The trivia winner(s) of each session will be entered into a raffle to win a limited supply upcycled FABSCRAP hoodie!FABSCRAP Philly is committed to keeping our volunteers, community, and

Solar Printing Workshop

Cira Green 129 South 30th Street, Philadelphia, PA

Intro to Solar Printing at Cira GreenCelebrate fall by learning to produce beautiful, one-of-a-kind solar prints. Display your work of art at home or give as a gift to your nature loving friends.This craft is good for ages 12+ and will last approximately one hour.Admission includes:-snacks and refreshments-instruction-all supplies required to make and take home your very own solar print-supplies to make more, so you can develop your cyanotyping skills at home or share the joy with friends and familyEach print is unique! Date: August 31st, 2022Location: Cira Green Park - 129 S 30th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104Time: 2-3 PMNotes:

First Friday Stakeholder Tour

Cheltenham Avenue & Tookany Creek Parkway, Tookany Creek Pkwy & E Cheltenham Ave, Philadelphia, PA, 19120, United States

Join us for a guided tour of Tacony Creek Park. Our First Friday tour series is intended to introduce community stakeholders and partner organizations to the park, trail and creek, demonstrating the natural beauty of this under appreciated community green space, noting the challenges of this urban watershed park and talking through strategies for rallying support for this incredible community asset. We will meet at the northernmost end of the trail. We will walk south to the end of the trail and have vehicles staged to return our guests to our starting point. Please dress for the weather and wear

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Germantown Farmers Market

Germantown Farmers Market 5501 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

The Germantown Farmers Market reopened on May 21st, 2022! Visit the market weekly on Saturdays from 10am - 2pm and support local farms, artisan vendors, and food trucks!

Walk with Me

Whitaker Ave and Loudon St, Philadelphia PA 19120, Whitaker Ave and Loudon St, Philadelphia, PA, 19120, United States

Let’s take a healthy stroll in the park together! Join your neighbors every Saturday morning for a healthy and empowering stroll on the Tacony Creek Park trail. On Saturdays, we meet from 9:30am–10:30am near Tacony Creek Park. All are welcome to join us for this free walking group. The trail is a paved, fairly flat Circuit Trail; all ages and abilities are encouraged to join us. Please bring a face mask and keep six feet away from other attendees. Attendees can walk in to participate or email doryan@ttfwatershed.org.

FABSCRAP PHL Volunteer Session: Saturday, September 3, PM *QUIZZO* session

BOK 1901 S Ninth St., Unit 601A, Philadelphia, PA

Join our FABSCRAP QUIZZO sessions for a chance to win a limited upcycled FABSCRAP hoodie!FABSCRAP Philly needs your help to save designer textiles from landfill! Volunteers will sort through fabric samples and swatches, separating fabric from paper headers and folding large, usable fabric to be saved for reuse. During our last summer game of the season, volunteers will play FABSCRAP Trivia, and prove their knowledge of FABSCRAP's operations and sorting process! The trivia winner(s) of each session will be entered into a raffle to win a limited supply upcycled FABSCRAP hoodie!FABSCRAP Philly is committed to keeping our volunteers, community, and

Botanical Observations: Autumn Objects of Field and Forest

Join us for an 8-week virtual botanical illustration seriesBotanical Observations: Autumn Objects of Field and Forest8-Week Virtual Series on Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pmSeptember 6 – November 1 (no class 10/18)Presented by Margaret Saylor, Botanical Artist and Illustrator Let’s take a closer look at some of the wonderful natural elements that make up our autumn outdoor world! Join Margaret Saylor virtually to draw (or paint) a new specimen each week. Not only will we learn about that week’s botanical theme, but we’ll see how these subjects fit into the broader realm of contemporary botanical art. Themes will include: flowers, fungi,

Weekly Wednesday Clean Up: Tacony Creek Park

PA

Join your neighbors and TCP Keepers to clean Tacony Creek Park and its gateways. All tools and supplies will be provided, including work gloves, snacks, and water. Restrooms are not available. Please bring a reusable water bottle if you have one. We provide a free reusable water bottle to volunteers. We follow Philadelphia guidelines & will provide masks. 25 person limit for this event. Pre-registration required. Contact Alex Rosario to register Alex@ttfwatershed.org or 215-744-1853.

HoneyFest

Glen Foerd 5001 Grant Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Join us for an evening of activities focused on our favorite pollinator, the honey bee!Join us for an evening of activities focused on our favorite pollinator, the honey bee! This year's HoneyFest will feature food from the Clean Plate Club food truck and the Haagen-Dazs ice cream truck. Various vendors will sell their wares. Craft special art projects with members of our staff or enjoy some lawn games. The Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild will host multiple activities like open hive talks and honey extractions. Donate what you wish! Please RSVP in advance.Festivities will continue at Wyck House on September 10th and

Produce Palette: an art and agriculture workshop

Central Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia: Culinary Literacy Center 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA

Watercolor paintings that look so good, you could eat them!The culinary and visual arts have long intersected in nature morte, or still-life painting, with no subject being more iconic than the bowl of fruit. Want to discover watercolor painting as well as what the spring harvest has to offer? Join us as we transform the Culinary Literacy Center kitchen into a different kind of art studio to learn how to make striking watercolor paintings of uncommon spring and summer produce. In this class, librarians will teach simple watercolor and compositional techniques to render seasonal fruits—specifically, local and seasonal produce you

Second Thursday at NextFab: Philly Fixers Guild’s Repair Café

NextFab 1800 North American Street, Philadelphia, PA

In this special Second Thursday event, the Philly Fixers Guild will be joining us at NextFab to host the Repair Café.Why replace it when you can repair it? In this special Second Thursday event, the Philly Fixers Guild will be joining us at NextFab to host one of their monthly Repair Fairs out of our makerspace. This urban volunteer repair outfit will help you fix your stuff, free of charge, and they’re ready for the challenge. Got tangled jewelry, IKEA furniture that needs assembling, or a vacuum cleaner that’s on the fritz? Sit down with one of their volunteers and

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Germantown Farmers Market

Germantown Farmers Market 5501 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

The Germantown Farmers Market reopened on May 21st, 2022! Visit the market weekly on Saturdays from 10am - 2pm and support local farms, artisan vendors, and food trucks!

Friends Hospital Maintenance Day!

4641 Roosevelt Blvd, 4641 Roosevelt Blvd, Philadelphia, PA, 19124, United States

Natural Lands and Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership are teaming-up to protect clean water and care for nature at one of our favorite community green spaces in northeast Philadelphia. Join neighbors and fellow volunteers in removing invasive plants, stewarding natural habitats, and cleaning up debris. Good fun (and mud) is guaranteed! Volunteering is a great way to learn more about the natural world, give your time to a great cause, and connect with the community. Thank you for giving back. No experience is necessary. Instructions, tools, and supplies will be provided, including gloves, snacks, and water. Please bring a refillable water bottle

Walk with Me

Whitaker Ave and Loudon St, Philadelphia PA 19120, Whitaker Ave and Loudon St, Philadelphia, PA, 19120, United States

Let’s take a healthy stroll in the park together! Join your neighbors every Saturday morning for a healthy and empowering stroll on the Tacony Creek Park trail. On Saturdays, we meet from 9:30am–10:30am near Tacony Creek Park. All are welcome to join us for this free walking group. The trail is a paved, fairly flat Circuit Trail; all ages and abilities are encouraged to join us. Please bring a face mask and keep six feet away from other attendees. Attendees can walk in to participate or email doryan@ttfwatershed.org.

Revival Walk: Connection by Disconnecting

Tabor Rd and Olney Ave Gateway, 19120, Tabor Rd and Olney Ave, Philadelphia, PA, 19120, United States

The Olney Culture Lab presents the Revival Walks in Tacony Creek Park, hosted by Storyteller Mama Carla and featuring special guest artists. Originally created by dance artist / activist Lela Aisha Jones during the height of the pandemic, the Revival Walks brought healing, solace and joy to participants, as facilitators lifted up Afro-centric practices in order to rebalance our relationship to the natural world. Join us on the second Saturday of the month (from June through October) for a journey through Tacony Creek Park in the Olney neighborhood of Philadelphia where we will honor the sun, wind, trees, birds and

Explore the Circuit – Chester Creek Trail

On September 10 we’ll explore the Chester Creek Trail ( https://chestercreektrail.org/ ) in Delaware County. Ride details will be finalized soon! Please RSVP for the ride for updates once they are made available.

An Evening in the Garden at PHS Meadowbrook Farm

Meadowbrook Farm 1633 Washington Lane, Jenkintown, PA

Postponed until Fall '22.Join us for our annual fundraising cocktail reception featuring a live and silent auction. This year we will celebrate the work of PHS Healthy Neighborhoods programs, including Community Gardens, Trees, Landcare, and Workforce Development, which deliver impact in more than 250 communities throughout the Greater Philadelphia region. We are excited to unveil the PHS Garden for the Greater Good Award, which will honor organizations that have gone above and beyond in advancing health and well-being through their investment in horticulture. The inaugural recipient, PECO, will be recognized for their support as a sponsor and partner to PHS

Earth Justice & Blues Epistemologies: Our Life-Sustaining Cultural Practice

Join Us!Dr. Mia Charlene White will outline the relationship between cultural production and Earth Justice using specific resistance projects practiced by historically marginalized communities. By connecting these cultural practices to a broader conceptual framework called “blues epistemologies,” Dr. White will use her positionality as a radical geographer to provide generative ideas for linking embodied, place-based organizing to theoretical ways-of-knowing. Participants will come away with concrete examples of community resistance as well as introduction to a theoretical model that links social ecologies/community-based resistance and concepts rooted in the Black radical tradition.The Mural Arts Institute is hosting a two-week long series of

Weekly Wednesday Clean Up: Tacony Creek Park

PA

Join your neighbors and TCP Keepers to clean Tacony Creek Park and its gateways. All tools and supplies will be provided, including work gloves, snacks, and water. Restrooms are not available. Please bring a reusable water bottle if you have one. We provide a free reusable water bottle to volunteers. We follow Philadelphia guidelines & will provide masks. 25 person limit for this event. Pre-registration required. Contact Alex Rosario to register Alex@ttfwatershed.org or 215-744-1853.

Mural Arts Institute: Symposium 2022 Opening Events

1901 Vine St, 4th floor, Skyline Room & Terrace 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA

For full event descriptions, please visit the MAI Arts and Environmental Justice Symposium webpageMural Arts Institute is hosting a two-week long series of events exploring the intersection of environmental justice and art. While most events during the two weeks are virtual and free, September 14th will bring people together for a full day of in-person and hybrid programming at the Free Library of Philadelphia. Pre-registration is required, and sliding scale admission (Solidarity through Redistribution) ensures admission to the full Symposium, lunch, and admission to rooftop beer garden and networking event. For full event descriptions, please visit the MAI Arts and

Mural Arts Institute: Symposium 2022 Opening Events

1901 Vine St, 4th floor, Skyline Room & Terrace 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA

For full event descriptions, please visit the MAI Arts and Environmental Justice Symposium webpageMural Arts Institute is hosting a two-week long series of events exploring the intersection of environmental justice and art. While most events during the two weeks are virtual and free, September 14th will bring people together for a full day of in-person and hybrid programming at the Free Library of Philadelphia. Pre-registration is required, and sliding scale admission (Solidarity through Redistribution) ensures admission to the full Symposium, lunch, and admission to rooftop beer garden and networking event. For full event descriptions, please visit the MAI Arts and

50th Anniversary Gala & Awards

Join us for our 50th Anniversary Gala & Awards celebration at the beautiful Ridgeland Mansion in West Fairmount Park! Deadline to purchase tickets is September 1 – get yours here! ( https://bicyclecoalition.secure.nonprofitsoapbox.com/gala2022 ) WHO: the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia honoring Alison Cohen (founder of Bicycle Transit Systems ( https://www.bicycletransit.com/ )), Pedal Posse Divas ( https://ppdivas.weebly.com/ ), Acrow Bridge ( https://acrow.com/ ), Stan & Kim Barndt, and our outstanding BCYC Athlete of the Year. WHAT: A party celebrating 50 years of advocacy, education and impact toward making everyone’s ride better in the Greater Philadelphia region! We’ll host a cocktail hour, silent auction, live auction, dinner

Native Grasses for Your Garden

Discover native grasses with Jenkins' Executive Director, Tom SmarrNative Grasses for Your Garden Thursday, September 15, 7:00 – 8:30 pm Presented by Tom Smarr, Executive Director, Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens Grasses are not just in the lawn or a green tuft along the roadside. Grasses are an important part of the ecological structure of many plant communities, plus provide aesthetic interest in the garden. There are a wide variety of native species that grow in a spectrum of conditions with a diversity of shapes, colors, and growth habits. Join Tom Smarr to learn more about great species, selection, and design

Roaring Twenties Soirée for Rivers

Urban Outfitters Headquarters at The Navy Yard 5000 S. Broad Street, Building 543, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Wear your best Gatsby attire and enjoy a special evening of cocktails, nibbles, and cooking as we celebrate the intersection of food and water in a unique setting.

Recurring

Germantown Farmers Market

Germantown Farmers Market 5501 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

The Germantown Farmers Market reopened on May 21st, 2022! Visit the market weekly on Saturdays from 10am - 2pm and support local farms, artisan vendors, and food trucks!

Walk with Me

Whitaker Ave and Loudon St, Philadelphia PA 19120, Whitaker Ave and Loudon St, Philadelphia, PA, 19120, United States

Let’s take a healthy stroll in the park together! Join your neighbors every Saturday morning for a healthy and empowering stroll on the Tacony Creek Park trail. On Saturdays, we meet from 9:30am–10:30am near Tacony Creek Park. All are welcome to join us for this free walking group. The trail is a paved, fairly flat Circuit Trail; all ages and abilities are encouraged to join us. Please bring a face mask and keep six feet away from other attendees. Attendees can walk in to participate or email doryan@ttfwatershed.org.

The Rail Park – Three Mile Vision Tour

2700 Pennsylvania Ave 2600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Join Friends of the Rail Park for a walking tour covering the 3 mile vision for the Rail Park.

National Cleanup Day: Manayunk Canal Towpath

7 Lock St 7 Lock Street, Philadelphia, PA

Come join Wild Keeper Georgia to clean up Manayunk Canal Towpath!Come join Keep Nature Wild Wild Keeper, Georgia for a trash cleanup at Manayunk Canal Towpath!The DeetsWho: Everyone! Bring friends, family, leashed/friendly pets and more friends!When: 09/17/2022 from 10am-noonWhere: Manayunk Canal TowpathStuff to Know:Wear outdoor appropriate attire and your Keep Nature Wild gear is always a plus :) Shoes/boots and long pants are always recommended as well as a hat or some form of shade.We will provide bags and gloves. Feel free to bring trash grabbers and buckets in lieu of bags.You don’t need any sort of pass or permit

National Cleanup Day: Manayunk Canal Towpath

7 Lock St 7 Lock Street, Philadelphia, PA

Come join Wild Keeper Georgia to clean up Manayunk Canal Towpath!Come join Keep Nature Wild Wild Keeper, Georgia for a trash cleanup at Manayunk Canal Towpath!The DeetsWho: Everyone! Bring friends, family, leashed/friendly pets and more friends!When: 09/17/2022 from 10am-noonWhere: Manayunk Canal TowpathStuff to Know:Wear outdoor appropriate attire and your Keep Nature Wild gear is always a plus :) Shoes/boots and long pants are always recommended as well as a hat or some form of shade.We will provide bags and gloves. Feel free to bring trash grabbers and buckets in lieu of bags.You don’t need any sort of pass or permit

Creek Nature Series: “Scavenger Hunt”

35 Tookany Creek Parkway, Cheltenham PA 19012, 35 Tookany Creek Parkway, Cheltenham, PA, 19012, United States

Win points and prizes when you find natural items, using cards from the challenging game “Aqua Marooned”. Search and play by yourself or with a partner. Either way, you are guaranteed to have a fun time, and perhaps see some nifty surprises, some hidden, some in plain sight. For most ages. There is reading involved, so adults will need to read to younger children. Especially designed for middle school students. Meet in the parking lot of Kleinheinz Pond (35 Tookany Creek Parkway, Cheltenham PA 19012). We will cross the Parkway to the walking path. Join environmental educator Judith Gratz as

Mutual Aid &; Photography: An Online Discussion

Zoom, Online Only

In the theme of community and photography, on September 19 at 7PM we will be holding a panel discussion between artists and community members alike on the importance photography can hold in underserved communities. Photography Without Borders will be joining us along with some of the artists from In These Strange & Uncertain Times, including Homies Helping Homies co-founder, Kevin Bass. In addition, we will hear from other mutual aid and photography organizations. In These Strange & Uncertain Times is on view from September 2 - October 2 at Cherry Street Pier. Visit 2020photofestival.org for Zoom link information.

Free

3rd Annual Black Cannabis Week

Philadelphia

The 3rd Annual Black Cannabis Week powered by the Diasporic Alliance for Cannabis Opportunities (DACO) will return to Philadelphia on September 18-25. In collaboration with local organizations and elected officials, the week will feature the 5th Annual Cannabis Opportunities Conference at The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University on September 23-25 and other virtual and in-person educational and informational experiences designed to elevate, educate, and celebrate the Black experience, voice, and longstanding history of contributions to the cannabis industry.

Hold Your Ground! Reducing Soil Erosion with Native Plants

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon, PA

Learn about native plants that will help hold your groundHold Your Ground! Reducing Soil Erosion with Native Plants Sunday, September 18, 2:00 – 3:00 pm Presented by Steve Wright, Director of Horticulture/Curator, Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens Erosion can be a big challenge for many homeowners. Join Steve Wright for an indoor presentation to explore botanical solutions to help reduce soil erosion on your property, as he introduces you to several native plant species that will help hold your ground. Members: $20; Non-Members: $30

Rolling on the River

Join us!Rolling on the River is an overview of the critical importance of water and air quality in the Central California Valley. This conversation offers an in-depth look into the theory, process, and outcome of a collaborative project centralizing the need to translate hard scientific data related to environmental justice, public health, and safety into a user-friendly format. Rolling on the River brings together artists, activists, scientists, and scholars shaping the conversation around more just futures in the Central Valley. Speakers:Dr. Rosanna Esparza, Retired Gerontologist and Community OrganizerMichelle Glass, MFA, Artist and ActivistDr. Vivian Underhill, Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Social